Chambers Street, EH1 1JF
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East Fortune Airfield, EH39 5LF
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Philipshill Road, G76 9HR
Edinburgh Castle, EH1 2NG
Museum openOpen daily, 09:45 - 17:00Entry to the museum is free
Close-up detail of wool and mohair woven tweed fabric in green, yellow, orange, and pink.
Dalek cyborg emerging from a vortex in space with a DNA double helix, police box, and earth in the background.
Doctor Who Worlds of Wonder will explore the science behind the global hit television series Doctor Who and give fans a chance to experience the Doctor’s adventures from a scientific perspective.
Various museum objects
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Fan in European Styles
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View of the underside of the Concorde inside an aircraft hangar
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Woman and man smiling in a gallery with glass cases out of focus..
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A group of carved Lewis chess pieces
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Scottish History and Archaeology
30 min activity
Download our fearsome Viking colouring sheets or have a go at making bread the Viking way.
Make your own Viking bread [PDF 759KB]
This recipe is based on an analysis of Viking Age bread, found in Birka, Sweden.
Viking Colouring Sheets [PDF 3MB]
Colour in these Viking warriors drawn by artist Jon Hodgson.